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Music: Out of sight, out of mind

Cleaning is a futile activity. After all dirt, stain, rust and decay are a big part of life, and eliminating them derails natural order. Also there are always too many pieces of furniture and floor to dust, wipe and shine.

Despite my disgust for the activity, it does have one redeeming merit; best expressed by an adaptation of Forest Gump’s famous quote: "cleaning is like a box of chocolates, you’ll never know when you’ll see what you hid."

Accordingly, I uncovered pieces of nostalgia whenever I sweep through the insides of musty cupboards – not counting the little packets of pink silicate gel.

Last week’s cleaning session unearthed CD wallets filled with games, installers, porn and music. Since then, I’ve been replaying old games – does anyone remember A Bridge Too Far, Rainbow Six, Commandos, Championship Manager – and reliving porn (sadly, it was trite. Everything – positions, depravities and scenarios – were very unchanged).

But it was the old songs that caught me by the ear. Naturally, I’ve ripped them into my mp3 player and bob whenever they take to the digital stage.

Cheers & good listening.

A Nostalgic Playlist

  1. Eye – Smashing Pumpkins (Lost Highway OST)
  2. The Beginning Is The End Is The Beginning – Smashing Pumpkins (Batman and Robin OST)
  3. Perfect Drug – Nine Inch Nails (Lost Highway OST)
  4. She’s Lost Control – Joy Division (Substance)
  5. Leaders of Man – Joy Division (Substance)
  6. Dead Souls – Joy Division (Substance)
  7. 红豆 – 王菲 (唱游)
  8. Danny Boy – ??
  9. Gonna Fly Now – Bill Conti (Rocky OST)
  10. The Eyes of Truth – Enigma (The Cross Changes)
  11. Black Velvet – Alannah Myles (Alannah Myles)
  12. Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence – Sakamoto Ryuichi (Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence OST)
  13. Aquarela do Brasil – Michael Kaman (Brazil OST)
  14. The Real Folk Blues – The Seatbelts (Cowboy Beebop OST)
  15. 和世界面对面 – 四海小兄弟 (Mojacko OST)
  16. Welcome To The Jungle – Guns N Roses (Appetite for Destruction)
  17. I’m Deranged – David Bowie (Trent Reznor edits; Lost Highway OST)
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